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Cheap quality, but cheap price, needs some modification and mechanical knowledge to install
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2016
Like a lot of aftermarket parts, it only "kind of" fits, after much cussing and whatnot. I bought this for my 2000 Land Cruiser. The OEM muffler assembly was a heavy beast, this is far cheaper from a material standpoint, but it may last just as long since the OE muffler was plain steel and rusted out first, whereas the body of this part is stainless and should hold up better. The front part of the muffler fit fairly well, only needed some minor prodding to get it to line up, but the gaskets that go with it are a bit of a joke as they don't quite fit. I had no problem getting the gaskets to work, but someone with less mechanical skill might install the gasket and pinch them, resulting in a leaker. The back side of this muffler looks like it was engineered (and then built) by someone with no capability. It is not a "direct OE fit" as they advertise, as the OE muffler seats against a rolled flange with gasket. This one simply slides into the OE resonator assembly. However, it won't slide right in, because the OE pipe has a projection on it that is designed to seat into a slot on the muffler pipe. It only took me a few minutes with an air grinder to modify to fit. Instead of then using the flange-style OE clamp, you simply use a U-bolt clamp to pinch the OE resonator pipe to snug it up. The really laughable mistake they made in either engineering or production is that one of the rear hangers is totally in the wrong spot! I simply just didn't connect this one, this muffler is considerably lighter (read cheaper) than the OE version, so it should be fine only suspended by the one hanger in the rear. Finally, Walker appears to be one of those companies that doesn't feel it is important to provide any documentation or support to their customers. Use this review as a guideline and you can install it successfully.